EVANSTON, Ill. -- Music training early in life may have lasting benefits.
Researchers at Northwestern University measured the brain's response to sound in 45 college students.
Some had had zero music lessons, others had at least 11 years of training.
Those who had at least one year of music lessons had improved neurological responses to sound. Those responses, researchers say, have been linked to listening and learning abilities.
This study is published in the journal Neuroscience.